Delmarva Bike Week – Sept 14 – 17 – Share the Road

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Delmarva Bike Week will bring thousands of motorcyclists to Delaware and Ocean City next weekend. The Delaware Office of Highway Safety, DMV and Delaware State Police as well as local law enforcement will be on the roads looking to keep motorcyclists safe and that everyone should follow safe riding and driving practices. Also Delaware’s updated…

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Click-It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign Starts Today

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This week starts the Click it or Ticket Campaign in Delaware. Meghan Niddrie of the State Office of Highway Safety tells the Talk of Delmarva what’s different about this year’s campaign… Over the past year in Delaware, 39 percent of people that were killed in crashes were not wearing a seatbelt, according to Kimberly Chesser,…

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DUI Patrols in Delaware to Increase in Coming Weeks

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DUI patrols will increase in the next several weeks due to Super Bowl Weekend and upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is teaming up with local and State Police to implement the high visibility patrols. According to the Delaware OHS, In 2022, 1,175 crashes occurred along with 103 serious injuries…

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Highway Safety Programs in Jeopardy Starting June 1

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Police agencies throughout Delaware that have relied on federal funds to enforce important highway safety initiatives will likely find themselves without funding on June 1. This comes just as the programs are in demand with increased summer activity. “It is with extreme disappointment that I must notify you that we are suspending project agreements effective…

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Seat Belt Safety Initiative Escalates This Week

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The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is taking part in the national Click It or Ticket Campaign, which runs through June 5th and covers Memorial Day weekend.Today (Monday) in particular, law enforcement agencies in several states are taking part in seat belt enforcement and awareness initiatives. “Over the past year in Delaware, 49 percent of…

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“Walk Smart, Arrive Alive” – Del. Pedestrian Safety Campaign Underway

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“Walk Smart, Arrive Alive” is Delaware’s pedestrian safety message through the end of January. The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is driving home the message through a variety of methods to discourage risky pedestrian activities and encourage safer walking habits. Especially during winter as more motorists are driving in the dark, OHS recommends that pedestrians…

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Del., Md. Boost Patrols To Make Roads Safe This Holiday Season

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Enforcement and education are being stressed in Delaware and Maryland as motorists take to the roads for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Through the holiday season, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety plans to partner with law enforcement agencies to increase patrols searching for signs of impaired driving. While the number of DUI-related accidents in Delaware…

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Impaired Driving Simulator Hits The Roads In Del.

Delaware now has an impaired driving simulator (photo courtesy of Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement)
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Delaware has its first Impaired Driving Simulator Program. The Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement received a grant of $140,000 from Highmark Delaware to help purchase the simulator, which replicates the experience of driving while impaired or distracted. Vision, braking and steering are among driver functions that are impacted. The simulator will be deployed…

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Holiday Weekend Checkpoints Result In 6 DUI Arrests

DUI checkpoint, Fri. July 2nd, Route 72 and Old Baltimore Pike. Photo courtesy of DelDOT UAS drone pilots
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Holiday weekend DUI checkpoints resulted in the arrests of six drivers for driving under the influence. According to the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, 60 officers from 15 local law enforcement agencies and Delaware State Police took part in four-hour checkpoints – one in each county – Friday night into early Saturday. Nearly 2,600 vehicles…

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Del. Releases 5-Year Plan To Address Road Safety

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DelDOT has rolled out a five-year Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which seeks to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries on Delaware roadways by 15-percent. Longer-term, DelDOT, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Office of Highway Safety, State Police and federal agencies hope to reduce serious incidents and deaths by 50-percent by 2035.…

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Lyft to Provide $15 Vouchers to Discourage Drunk Driving

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Officials and local businesses are partnering with ridesharing company Lyft to offer free $15 vouchers to keep impaired drivers off the roads this coming holiday week. The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS), police and members of the business community kicked off the event at the Starboard in Dewey Beach on Thursday. The program begins…

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